Online Writing Classes and Workshops

“There is no greater agony than the story untold.” -Maya Angelou

Writing a memoir is an act of believing in yourself and the value of your life for others.

Memoir Magazine University is a safe space dedicated entirely to the development of writers and stories that need to be heard. Here you will find a supportive writing community dedicated to helping you succeed in telling your story.

MMU courses are 100% online, so you will enjoy the freedom and flexibility to access them at anytime day or night, and learn at your own pace.

Feedback and personal attention. Our memoir writing classes and workshops differ in the amount of personalized feedback and attention you receive. Memoir Magazine University Online courses and workshop instructors are working writers, editors, and instructors dedicated to the culture and genre of memoir.

Perhaps the most crucial part of the writing process, our workshops provide a way for writers to learn from one another, by giving and receiving feedback on plot, characterization, and writing style.  There will be lectures and suggested reading, and every week, you will submit writing that will be critiqued by the instructor and the group.

This is a powerfully transformative process showing you how your story affects others and in the process helping you find and accept your own truth.

At Memoir Magazine University you can:

  • Record personal experiences
  • Express thoughts and experiences in personal essays
  • Tell your story or the story of an ancestor or family member
  • Develop and receive valuable feedback on your writing
  • Write a full-length book
  • Heal from the past
  • Achieve something else

Participants of our highly interactive online writing workshops and classes will:

  1. Acquire new skills
  2. Be motivated and be held accountable to complete one or several writing projects, essays, or chapters
  3. Interact and engage with an enthusiastic instructor who can offer valuable feedback on your work.
  4. Get personalized feedback from other writers
  5. Learn the art of giving unbiased feedback

Our Upcoming Classes:


Writing About Parents with Deborah J. Cohan

A 2 1/2 hour Online Class

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Time: 6:30-9pm EST

Cost: $105

In this groundbreaking 2-hour online workshop, Deborah J. Cohan draws on her background as a writer, teacher, sociologist, counselor, and group facilitator both for abuse intervention classes and for workshops related to self-care and creativity. Her experience in these different and overlapping arenas will support participants to think about how to free themselves of the constraints that so often hinder writers from tackling family relationships.

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Next Classes TBA: Spring 2023!

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